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General Discussion / Re: Any summer plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on June 27, 2022, 02:17:35 am »
I changed my mind - instead of visiting cousin and then Hamburg, I'm going to Munich.

Cousin and Hamburg is too confusing.

Also, I chose Munich because it's kind of "exotic" - food, accent - probably hard to decipher!



Peter
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General Discussion / Any summer plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on June 18, 2022, 07:36:43 am »
I was going to go to Germany for the first times since I was 3!.....in the next few weeks.

I speak German (never spoke English to parents=they spoke lousy Englishl

I haven't spoken German in 20 years - no parents to speak with.  I'm 75 (years young)  I would explain this to people, which would open doors to further conversation with strangers.  They may be surprised I speak (rusty) German after all these years.


I hope to stay in a hotel for a few days, if they'll have me....partly because I'll feel like "I'm bargng in on them", since we're barely in touch, except for the odd email.

Peter
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General Discussion / Re: WHERE IS EVERYONE???
« Last post by Pleeb on June 11, 2022, 08:02:23 am »
MDAO needs to advertise the online support group somehow.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone meditate or interested?
« Last post by Pleeb on June 11, 2022, 08:01:14 am »
et....Good for you!  Like I said, haven't felt different from meditating for two weeks....

But, right after I meditate I can tell I did well because Muse measured my brain waves (Muse told me I did), and after I meditate I feel slowed down for about 20 minutes. which is a nice feeling.  If someone knocked on my door, I would answer the door pretty slowly....which is a nice feeling.


Peter

Btw, when meditating, you may have intrusive thoughts that come out of nowhere.  All medication experts say to just ignore the intrusive thoughts.....don't worry about them.
Worrying about the instrusive thoughts is worse than the ACTUAL thoughts!  If that makes sense.
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone meditate or interested?
« Last post by etbandung on June 07, 2022, 09:12:07 am »
i like meditate in nature wheres nobody around nor noisy sound only birds and wind that blows camping near river or even hiking top of the mountain its very good for mental health
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General Discussion / Anyone meditate or interested?
« Last post by Pleeb on May 28, 2022, 05:39:30 am »
I used to meditate and do mindfulness ("mindfulness," not "mindfulness meditation" - they're different).

The last few years I can't do either on my own.  Not sure why....?

Lately, I need help, so I bought a Muse - https://choosemuse.com/.


You're supposed to feel different after about two weeks.  I've been doing it for a week, twice a day, and I keep improving.
I know that because Muse tells me exactly how long I'm neutral, calm every day.....with cumulative totals, and a graph.

And Muse congratulates me, and I can congratulate myself on a "diary."  Also, I can give myself little images of birds on my profile if I do well.


Amazing!


Peter

Didn't know it was invented in Toronto.

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General Discussion / Reminded that my younger brother passed away last June 24....
« Last post by Pleeb on September 29, 2021, 09:47:51 pm »
Someone reminded me of this.

He had leukemia, but no pain, and he knew he was dying.  (there are different types of leukemia)

I knew it was June 24, but (this isn't logical....).....I keep thinking June 24 was "a few months ago."   ::)


I had 4 brothers (no sisters) - now I have two, and one has Alzheimers.


I'm 74 1/2, so not THAT unusual that people around my age would fade away.


Peter

I'm lucky - overweight smoking parents lived fairly long.

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General Discussion / Re: WHERE IS EVERYONE???
« Last post by Eazybreezy02 on September 23, 2021, 11:17:16 am »
Hi P, yes I've been in a few virtual meetings - one session in General Depression and Anxiety and a few in the BiPolar. That's really my only option as there are no in-person meetings available anywhere near where I live. I'm not sure how I feel about them yet...
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General Discussion / Re: WHERE IS EVERYONE???
« Last post by Pleeb on September 22, 2021, 09:27:37 pm »
Hi, E.....That was the virtual meeting, just out of curiosity?  I'm not interested in attending, as I'm not bipolar.

When I was in Laughing like Crazy, virtually everyone in it was bipolar.


Peter


MDAO should announce on the front page that the online support group is open again.
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I used to be a regular here, but then life got busy!

I'm looking forward to attending (virtually) the Bipolar Peer Support Group this Friday.  I hope that the technology involved in doing this isn't going to let me down!

Rich

Rich, did you end up attending the support group? How did you like it if you did? I did as well for a few weeks - no offense to anyone there but I found it kind of depressing. But that's just me - it works great for some people but not for others. It's good that it's available for those who do find it helpful!
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